Hit the Trails XC Classic - Run5k

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Manassas, Virginia
United States
FishHawk Road Runners
90F / 32C
Total Time = 7h 28m 29s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Salad at 1730... could have been a small problem.
Event warmup:

Stretched for 5 mins before race, kissed my wife and son, and went out
  • 28m 29s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 09m 10s  min/mile

I didn't know Christine personally, just saw some of her posts on the boards. But this affected me deeply just the same; it's hard to lose anyone, even those people you don't know that well.

I believed that she would have tried to run as best she could, so I tried to do the same. No ipod, tried to get a good pace, and tried to beat 30 mins, with as little walking as possible.

For me, this was a good race. I broke 30 on the first try, I only stopped to walk 2 or three times for 50 seconds or less each, and finished strong. I hit a point of leaden legs when I was going uphill, but other than that, things were great.

I said some prayers on the way as well. I couldn't have raced for her without those...
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walked upstairs, nearly passed out...
I am extremely dizzy from the heat and no re-hydration.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

HEAT, salad?

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Last updated: 2008-07-18 12:00 AM
00:28:29 | 03.11 miles | 09m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Slightly hilly, exposed, and riddled with traffic.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]